Eliza Henry1

#17653, (c 1788 - 1809)
FatherRichard Henry1 (1765 - 1807)

Life Events

BirthEliza Henry was born circa 1788.2
(Heir) WillShe was named an heir in the will of Richard Henry dated 25 Jan 1798. In it he provided for her support until becoming apprenticed as becomes a natural [illegitimate] child. In the codicil written a few days before he died, he altered her inheritance since she had married. Read details in the following link.1
MarriageEliza Henry married Henry Phillips on 13 Oct 1806 in Pertaub Ghur, Bengal, India. Henry was recorded as Esq., Lt. 26th Native Infantry.1,3 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband Henry died on 8 Oct 1808.4,2 
DeathEliza died on 17 Feb 1809.2
GravestoneHer gravestone in North Park Street Burial Ground, Calcutta, reads:

Sacred to the Memory of Eliza,
lady of the late Captain Henry Phillipps,
who departed this life Feb. 17th, 1809,
aged 20 years; and their infant child.2
Last Edited12 Oct 2011


  1. Will and Administration of Richard Henry of London, 25 January 1798, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 22 August 1841 (Family History Library, Film #0,156,151).
  2. Holmes and Co, The Bengal obituary (Calcutta, India: Holmes And Co, 1848). Digitized copy viewed on Google Books.
  3. Index to India Office Family History Search, online at http://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/Home.aspx, c1600-1949, compiled by British Library India Office, London, England, 1970s onward, Returns of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, N/1/7 f.211.
  4. V C P Hodson, List of the officers of the Bengal army, 1758-1834 (London: Phillimore, 1927-1947), digital copy viewed on Google Books, page 210-211.